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I remember them taking my fingerprints, keeping my passport with them till my hearing happened and making me sign documents in thai which i could not understand.
I was put in prison again for a few hours when they were about to give me my passport.
I dont even remember seeing the bag properly, it must have been 20 gms or lesser. The only time I saw the bag clearly was when they attached it to my file to forward it to the court.
I also remember the lawyer asking me to accept my charges if asked but I was never asked or question by another official.
What is the maximum trouble I could be in if we assume they convicted me?
What do you mean verify my status with immigration?
Isn't that mandatory when you reach the airport?
Was a little worried, thanks for clearing it up.
but Im still confused when you say verify.
"but you still have to verify that before you go as you do not have all of the documentation from the case to verify it from reading those documents."
Verify what where? You mean when you are about to enter the country, you reach the immigration office and they check your passport? or anything else?
I am an Indian citizen. I need apply for a visa before I enter Thailand.
I usually get my visa on arrival, so if I apply beforehand (from India) then it would give me an idea I can or cannot ,right?
Or do I need to send them a special request asking them in details?
This is what is says on their website: (please read point 6)
11. According to the Immigration Act of Thailand B.E. 2522 (1979), foreigners who fall into any of the following categories are prohibited to enter Thailand:
(1) Having no genuine valid passport or document used in lieu of passport; or having a genuine valid passport or document used in lieu of passport without valid visa issuance by the Royal Thai Embassies, the Royal Thai Consulates-General or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with exception of those who meet visa exemption requirements. The terms and conditions of visa issuance and visa exemption are prescribed by the Ministerial Regulations. (2) Having no appropriate means of living following entry into the Kingdom. (3) Having entered the Kingdom to be employed as an unskilled or untrained labourer, or to work in violation of the Alien Work Permit Law. (4) Being mentally unstable or having any of the diseases stated in the Ministerial Regulations. (5) Having not yet been vaccinated against smallpox; or inoculated, or undergone any other medical treatment for protection against disease; and having refused to have such vaccinations administered by the Immigration Doctor. (6) Having been imprisoned by judgment of the Thai Court; or by lawful injunction or judgment of the Court of a foreign country, except for when the penalty is for a petty offence, or negligence, or is provided for as an exception by the Ministerial Regulations. (7) Having behaviour which could cause possible danger to the public; or having the likelihood of being a nuisance or constituting any violence to the peace, safety and security of the public or to the security of the nation; or being under warrant of arrest by competent officials of foreign governments. (8) Reason to believe that entry into Kingdom is for the purpose of being involved in prostitution, the trafficking of women or children, drug smuggling, or other types of smuggling which are against public morality. (9) Having no money or bond as prescribed by the Minister under Section 14 of the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979). (10) Being a person prohibited by the Minister under Section 16 of the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).
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